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Embroidered map sampler (Western Hemisphere)

1798

National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia

Circular silk sampler map, embroidered in black and coloured threads, showing the Western Hemisphere of the world, including: the western Atlantic Ocean; North and South America; the Pacific Ocean; and New Zealand. The route of Captain Cook's three voyages to the Pacific are indicated in coloured thread. The map is backed with cotton cloth, and there are pin holes around the edges, which are frayed.

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